In a small, Northern Vermont Kitchen, we sate our appetites with homemade meals and a love of local ingredients.

Sichuan Peppercorn and Star Anise Braised Shingo Pears

Are you looking for an insanely delicious treat? These pears fit the bill. They’re full of ginger and anise, with a titch of extra savory goodness from Sichuan peppercorns. Jedd’s mother’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and I thought that braised pears would make a nice co-dessert with…

Broiled Honey Butter Grapefruit

My maternal grandfather farmed all day, enjoyed a tipple in the evening while he played guitar, adored his wife and family, and gave any spare time he had to anyone who needed a hand. He didn’t have a greedy bone in his body. Unless there was a grapefruit in the…

Pomegranate, Rosewater, Honey and Cardamom Ice Cream

My aunt has started keeping bees, and I was the lucky recipient of some of her honey. And with that in mind, I decided to make a dessert that was worthy of her hard effort and honey love. I had some coconut milk on hand, and some aromatic spices that…

Apple and Mint Pancakes

Sadly – oh so sadly – our farmers market season is winding down. But currently, we’re in the incredible sweet spot of produce and fruit. Kale, squash, tomatoes, and hot peppers all still nestle against each other on wooden stands. Last weekend I torqued my back, and was on the…

Chili Chocolate Coconut Bites

Earlier today I saw a television ad for an Almond Joy bar and I thought, “Wow. I haven’t had one of those since about 2002. Man, does that look insanely good.” However, having a day off – and not feeling like leaving the apartment –  I thought I’d take a…